Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Broward & Palm Beach County
Have You Been Injured As the Result Of Someone Else’s Negligence?
Financial Recovery Can Soon Be Yours
Nothing could have prepared you for the physical pain, emotional trauma, and financial distress that you would experience in the aftermath of your accident. You may have an injury that requires numerous trips to the doctor or routine physical therapy sessions; had to take time off work or lost the ability to work altogether. With mounting medical bills and lost wages, you’re worried about how you’ll be able to stay financially afloat.
As you try to pick up the pieces of your life, the Law Offices of John D. Ameen, P.A. want you to know that you don’t have to do it alone. If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Don’t try to negotiate with the insurance company on your own. Their claims adjusters are trained to trap you into settling for a much lower reward than you’re entitled to. Let the attorneys at John D. Ameen, P.A. fight on your behalf. Over the years, our attorneys have won millions of dollars for clients after going head to head with the insurance companies.
It’s important that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Schedule a Free consultation today to meet one on one with an attorney. We will carefully review the details of your case and let you know what legal action you may take and what damages you may be eligible for.
We care deeply about helping victims of negligence recover the financial restitution that is rightfully theirs. As a small boutique firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to give each client the personal attention and legal expertise they deserve. Whether it’s assisting you in the claims process or in litigation, we always have your best interests at heart. At our firm, you are not just another case number — you’re a top priority.
John D. Ameen, P.A. specializes exclusively in personal injury law. The types of cases we handle on a daily basis include, but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Work accidents
- Slip and fall/premises liability
- Dog bites
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injury
- Defective products
- Cruise ship accidents
- Wrongful death
What Kind of Damages are Paid in a Personal Injury Case?
The most common types of damages that are paid in a personal injury case are economic damages, or damages that have a clear cost. These include but are not limited to:
- Physical therapy
- Other medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages due to time away from work
Other types of damages that can be paid in a personal injury case are called non-economic damages. These damages are much harder to assign a dollar value to and can include:
- Damages for physical suffering and pain
- Damages for permanent disfigurement or disability
- Damages for emotional suffering and trauma
- Damages for trauma to relationships or the loss of social experiences
The damages that are included in a Florida personal injury case vary from situation to situation. By working with one of our seasoned personal injury attorneys, you can gain a better idea of what may be included in your case.
Do I Have A Case?
They key question to ask when determining if you have a personal injury case is:
has to be a mistake — dring on road, slipped and fallen physicia error or product defect
Under tort law, a person who is found to be responsible for another person’s injury may be held legally liable for the costs associated with those injuries.
What is Reasonable Care?
Reasonable care varies from case to case. Each situation must be evaluated carefully to determine what the standard of care would be in that particular case, and whether or not the defendant adhered to that standard of care. For example, a surgeon that makes a mistake in the operating room would be held to the same standard of care as other surgeons in his or her field. In this type of case, it is common to consult with experts in the same field of medicine.
What is a Statute of Limitations?
A statute of limitations refers to the amount of time that a plaintiff has to bring a personal injury case forward. If the plaintiff fails to bring the case forward within that time frame, he or she will forfeit the right to bring the case forward at all. In the state
Damages are often calculated using a standard formula. The economic damages would be calculated and then multiplied by one and one half, three, or even five times depending on the severity of the accident and resulting injuries. The more serious and permanent the effects of the injuries are, the higher the formula will be. For example, say the total cost of medical bills relating to a dog bite is $5,000. If the injury did not result in permanent disfigurement or disability and the plaintiff has been relatively able to lead a normal life after the accident, the initial case figure may be $7,500. However, if the plaintiff was bitten in the face and will be permanently disfigured as a result, the damage formula will likely be maxed out. The case may be brought forward for $25,000 or more.
Comparative Negligence in Florida
In Florida, there is a “comparative negligence” law that comes into play when both the defendant and the plaintiff in a personal injury case are responsible for the accident. This law allows both the plaintiff and the defendant to recoup their percentage of damages that resulted from an accident or injury.
Contact the Law Offices of John D. Ameen Today
We work hard to help you obtain a favorable result through settlement negotiations or litigation. Phones are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with multiple office locations for your convenience. We welcome all calls and questions with free consultations.
If you have been injured in an accident or just have a question about your insurance, call us at 1-800-555-4011. If you have been denied by your insurance company or do not agree with their decision regarding your case, we can help. We handle all types of insurance disputes as well as accidents.